Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Loom Solar wins the ‘Fastest Growing SMB of the Year’ award at Amazon SMBhav 2020

The monocrystalline solar panel manufacturer aims to reach 100 million customers and achieve Rs 100 crore revenue by FY 2020-21.

CEL amends 5 MW module supply tender for Maharashtra

Eligibility criteria has been relaxed to include authorized distributors, resellers and dealers as well. Further, there are relaxations in the supply order carried out in the last one year. Bidding now closes on January 22.

Half-cut modules from Sharp

The Japanese electronics giant has unveiled three monocrystalline half-cut cell modules said to provide 2-3% better performance than standard, full cell panels. The claimed efficiency of the modules exceeds 19.5% and Sharp says power output ranges from 330-395 W.

Loom Solar launches IoT based AC modules

The emerging startup has become the second Indian module manufacturer to launch AC panels integrated with Enphase microinverters, after Waaree announced its partnership with Enphase in 2007.

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2020 Solar Match: Chasing the Target

While openers like SRISTI scheme for rooftop solar and KUSUM for farmland solar are likely to give a promising start, their implementation on the ground will determine our winning trajectory this year. Simply going by the connotation of 6 balls an over in the game of Cricket, this article looks at 6 factors that will push India to achieve its 2022 solar target.

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US scientists claim clear-sky irradiance model provides better results for module testing

Researchers at the American Institute of Physics have used the clear-sky irradiance model developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to measure the degradation rates of solar panels at a testing field in Germany over five years. The scientists say the model, when combined with real-world data, offers an efficient tool to evaluate the aging of PV technology.

REIL tenders 1.3 million quantities of multicrystalline silicon solar cells

Only Indian manufacturers are eligible to bid for supply of 4.5W, 4.6W and 4.67W multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Quantities to be supplied are 500,000, 500,000 and 300,000, respectively. Bidding closes on January 6.

Vikram Solar supplies modules for 300 solar pumps across West Bengal and Odisha

The government’s KUSUM scheme helps farmers install standalone solar pumps with a capacity of up to 7.5 hp. There is also support to make grid connected pumps of the same size solar powered. A PV capacity of up to twice the pump capacity in kW is allowed under the scheme.

Azure Power secures up to 4 GW of solar project capacity under manufacturing-linked tender

The NYSE-listed developer will set up a 500 MW cell and module production line as its manufacturing commitment under the SECI tender. The tender aimed to secure 2 GW of new annual manufacturing capacity by offering 7 GW of power project permits. Azure has an agreement with an Indian solar panel manufacturer to jointly establish the new production facilities with the developer holding a majority stake in the enterprise.

Central Electronics Ltd tenders for supply of multicrystalline solar cells

Bids are invited for supply of 5-busbar cells with an efficiency of minimum 19.4%. A total of one million quantities are to be supplied. Bidding closes on December 26.

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